Is this "imperativo" or "riflessivo"? I am confused as it has the reflexive pronoun.

I had a look on books and net but cannot find a definite answer.

Ciao e grazie!

  • What mood is “don’t get angry”?
    – user519
    Nov 12, 2017 at 8:19
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    I don't think "riflessivo" is really a mood. You can have a reflexive verb conjugated in different moods.
    – Charo
    Nov 12, 2017 at 8:21
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    To be precise, arrabbiarsi is not a verbo riflessivo. It is something called verbo intransitivo pronominale (see here), the difference being that while actual reflexive verbs denote actions that you happen to do to yourself (for instance, lavarsi as opposed to lavare un'altra persona) the intransitivi pronominali describe actions/states of mind, as arrabbiarsi, innamorarsi..., that aren't actually reflexive: you don't actually “arrabbiare” yourself (nor you can “arrabbiare” someone else).
    – DaG
    Nov 12, 2017 at 13:17
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    As others have said riflessivo is not a mood, but rather a voice (the Italian version of the Indoeuropean mediopassive voice)
    – Denis Nardin
    Nov 12, 2017 at 13:23

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The verb is “arrabbiarsi”, in reflexive form. The mood is imperative. When the imperative (second person singular) is used in a negative sentence, the infinitive must replace the normal inflected form: non fare agli altri… versus fa’ agli altri….

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